Spotlight on Hermès
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Spotlight on Hermès

From its beginnings in a humble workshop in 1837 to its creation of the most exclusive handbag in the world; we put the spotlight on Hermès. Thierry Hermès established Hermès in a workshop in Paris in 1837 and specialised in finely made horse saddles and equestrian accessories. In 1855 Hermès won first prize in its class at the 1855 Exposition Universèlle in Paris; an arts exhibition where millions attended to see the works of the some of the world’s finest. By 1880.....
Spotlight on Gucci
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Spotlight on Gucci

It’s the brand that created the iconic double G’s and the striking red & green stripe – we take a look at the history behind the hottest designer of the moment and put the Spotlight on Gucci… Guccio Gucci was born in Italy in 1881 and as a young hotel worker in Paris was impressed with the luxurious, high quality luggage guests brought with them. He later returned to Italy and in 1920 opened a shop in Florence that sold leather goods i.....